Self assessor payments
Once you have lodged a transfer duty transaction online using OSRconnect, you should pay the duty - including any unpaid tax interest (UTI) and penalty tax that applies - within 14 days.
Electronic payments are the most convenient method, but we also accept cheque payments and money orders. Find out more about our payment options.
We will apply your payments in the following order: fees and charges, UTI, penalty tax and duty (as per the Taxation Administration Act 2001).
When you pay online, you do not need to send any documents to us to confirm it.
To make an electronic payment, you must quote the payment reference code (transaction number) for each transaction lodged through OSRconnect. The reference number is on the confirmation page that displays after you submit the transaction - this page also explains how and when to pay.
You can pay electronically by:
- credit card using BPOINT - for amounts between $10 and $50,000 (a surcharge of 0.518% applies to Visa and Mastercard, and 1.4% to Amex)
- direct payment - through OSRconnect
- electronic funds transfer (EFT).
To use direct payment, you need to first add your bank account details to OSRconnect. Once a transaction has been submitted, the Pay Now button will appear on your confirmation page. Click Pay Now and select an account from the Bank Account Details drop-down list, then click OK.
OSRconnect also allows your client to pay their liability direct to us. If they decide to do this, print or email the confirmation page to your client so they have the correct information.
Your client can pay by:
- credit card.
Remember to check your Payment Obligations tab and ensure that your client has paid the liability before endorsing the document. The length of time that your client's payment will take to appear in your payment history screen will depend on the time of day that your client pays and how long their financial institution takes to process the payment.
If your client's payment does not appear, contact us on 1300 132 685 to confirm that we have received the payment.
If you pay by cheque, you must:
- make your cheque payable to ‘Commissioner of State Revenue’
- post the cheque to us
- pay by cleared funds (i.e. bank cheque or solicitor's trust account cheque)
- include a printout of the confirmation page for each transaction being paid. Do not send any other paperwork with your cheque payments (e.g. copy of contract, concession form, instruction letter).
Unsigned cheques will be returned, and UTI will accrue until full payment by cleared funds has been received.
You can pay multiple transactions with a single cheque. You must attach a confirmation page for each transaction to the cheque, and if the amount of the cheque is less than the total amount payable, you need to advise us which transaction has been underpaid.
- Last reviewed: 13 Mar 2020
- Last updated: 13 Mar 2020
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